When drivers start thinking about buying their next car, there are a lot of factors to consider, like size, type, price, features, and so much more. However, one important aspect that sometimes gets overlooked is the long-term value of a car. Vehicles with great value when they are bought don’t always retain that value five years later – when drivers may be ready to move on, and looking to sell those same models! This retained value is a big, if not the biggest, factor in the total cost of ownership for a vehicle, because it determines how much a driver can get back out of their car. Luckily for buyers, Edmunds.com is on the case, making sure that drivers know which vehicles will best retain their value over the years.

Once again, Edmunds.com has released their annual Best Retained Value Awards. This year, they considered 2015 model year vehicles, evaluating them based on their True Market Value, and rating them based on which had the highest projected residual values after being owned for five years. Here at your Shelbyville Ford dealership, we are thrilled to announce that two Ford models topped their categories to win a Best Retained Value award in 2015. In the Small Commercial Van segment, the 2015 Ford Transit Connect rose to the top. And the highest retained value in the Heavy Duty Truck category is the 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty.

While this is great news for Ford drivers – especially those looking for heavy duty trucks or commercial vans! – it comes as no surprise to us here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville. We know that every car we sell is a great value, from the 2015 Ford F-150 to the 2015 Ford Taurus. Frankfort, Louisville, and Lawrenceburg drivers can come find a great car with great value, now and later, right nearby at O’Brien Ford!